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The Book of Revelation and the Interpretation of the Three Angels The last of the Johannine writings and the last book of the New Testament is the Apocalypse Literally meaning revelation it is the strangest book of the New Testament It is written in such a difficult and complex style that many otherwise devoted readers of the sacred texts are tempted to throw their hands in despair However if one has some knowledge of the authors their backgrounds situations styles and purpose the Apocalypse turns out to be quite a fascinating and rewarding piece of literature Apocalyptic literature a very common and complex literary style began to emerge in Jewish circles around the time of the Babylonian Exile Its development was sparked by the need for a secrecy of communication during times of persecution Words of encouragement had to be relayed to the Jews to help them retain their faith in God despite attacks from militant paganism and attempts of oppression These words intended for Jews alone had to be cast in terms only they could understand If the pagans uncovered the real meanings of writings there would have been a savage retaliation hence the dire need for a secret code Examples of Apocalyptic writings can be found in Is 24-27 and Zach 9-12 Daniel is written for the most part in this style as well as Ezechiel Apocalyptic writing was also extremely popular with Christians This literary form came quite naturally to St John an early Christian deeply versed in the writing of his people sacred and otherwise Credited as being one of the authors of the Book of Revelation Johns work was a reflection of his own suffering and hope for salvation He as were thousand of his fellow Christians was persecuted and oppressed Christians were confused and scared They needed encouragement and consolation They had to be reassured that the LORD had not forsaken them that JESUS would triumph now and
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